Alan's best bet of the day obliged yesterday making it back-to-back winning days, he is looking to make it a hat-trick with two selections from the Monday evening cards at Towcester and Windsor...
"dropping out of Group company for the first time in a while and the last time he did that he won"
Oh This Is Us is a worthy favourite in this Listed race at Windsor, having already won seven times on the flat, among them a Listed race at Haydock last season. He was also in fine form in Dubai in February, the stable are going well and is sure to go well back on home soil. However, his last run in Listed class at Newmarket certainly makes him vulnerable, he finished second last of eight runners that day and at 2/1 I prefer to find something to take him on with.
I would rather risk my money on the tried and tested Sovereign Debt, he is a multiple winner and high class runner, who always seems to put in an effort. To be fair he hasn't won for a while but that is built into his price, but he remains a threat to all in this sort of race. He is dropping out of Group company for the first time in a while and the last time he did that he won a Class 3 at Doncaster and followed that up with Listed success at Leopardstown. At more than double the price of the favourite, I would much prefer him to carry my money today.
Last year's winner Riddlestown returns to defend his crown in this three mile chase, where over half the runners failed to finish last time out. One of those that failed to finish was my selection but this doesn't look the toughest of renewals and with conditions to suit the 11-year-old looks to hold a good chance of going in again at a course he relishes. In his 14 starts at the course he has finished outside the first three on only two occasions, both times he was pulled up. He was rated 111 when he won this last year but today he gets in 2lbs lower than that mark and he has won round here before off 117, so he looks more than capable off this mark.
Copperfacejack is the one that will attract most of the punters interest but he is now 16lbs higher than when winning over course and distance back in October and that for me is a big ask in a race that is stronger than the one where he finished second last time out. He is a very consistent performer and with the services of Richard Johnson in the plate he is sure to go well but the handicapper may well have him in his grasp and I am wiling to take him on with the better weighted Riddlestown.
2018 Overall (prior to this week): +10.75 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 6 pts
Returned: 8.75 pts
2017 P&L +53.30pts
2016 P&L +15.23pts